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washington. we're four days from the deadline. where billions in budget cuts start moving into effect for medicare to the military. total of about 1.2 trillion over the next ten years. some are threatening that thousands could lose their jobs. that scenario of working out a deal increasingly unlikely especially when you consider congress doesn't have a session on scold all come friday, end. week. martha: hard to do if you don't show up. good morning, bill. good morning everybody,. i'm martha maccallum. the president is putting increasing pressure on congress addressing a meeting of the national governors association. bill: despite dire warnings about economic disaster from the white house, not everyone is convincesed these cuts are a bad thing. >> the after ran family is hook for unfunded liabilities in excess of a 3/4 of a million dollars per family.
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see questions operation is a -- sequestration is terrible way to cut spending i don't disagree. not to cut money out of the budget when it is twice as big as it was ten years ago. give me a break. bill: doug, what is the likelihood this sequester kicks in friday? >> reporter: bill, it seems a growing consensus the sequester will indeed happen and $5 billion in spending cuts will take effect friday. the bigger question is how much the cuts will cost? listen to this brief exchange on "fox news sunday". >> it will kick in at pro rata rate. you will not see $85 billion all of sudden slipping from the federal government. >> we'll get to that in a second. senator in cast kill, do you agree it will happen? >> well, unless the republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. i am a little confused about the republican position at this point.
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it appears that speaker boehner doesn't have any kind of bill that he can even put on the floor of the house that could pass within his caucus. and i think there is a little bit of a civil war that has broken out among the republican ranks. >> reporter: when the sunday talk shows ended the white house released hundreds of pages of documents it said would calculate the state by state damage the sequester will cost. john boehner's home state of ohio would see cuts close to 25.1 million in education cuts. 22 million cut for programs from disabled students. mitch mcconnell's home state of kentucky would lose $93,000 for domestic abuse programs. cuts in the republican strong hold of georgia would mean 4300 children would not be vaccinated against whooping cough and measels. to that, speaker boehner spokesman michael steele said the white house needs to explain less how bad the
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sequester will be and work more to stop it. bill: we'll find out whether it is true. the so-called divide in the republican party senator mccaskill referred to, is there any truth to that, doug? >> reporter: republicans have been divided in their opinions how much damage the sequester will cause. you heard senator coburn said this 2.5% of the federal budget, a budget doubled in ten years. polls show republicans may take the blunt of the blame for the sequester, republicans point out as bob woodward did in an editorial over the weekend that the entire idea was the president's. bill: thanks, doug mckelway, leading our coverage in washington. martha? martha: how about this? the economy is barely moving. it is possibly in the dank of stalling all together. this comes from a group of top economists who forecast that the economy will grow at even slower pace this year than last year the we thought things were picking up? why is this happening?
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stuart varney from the fox business network. not good numbers we're seeing here, stuart. >> bad numbers, martha. national association of business economists said we may grow 2% this year. the economy is weakening. many economists believe we'll be weaker than that look at some of the indicators we'll get in the next two weeks that will point us in the direction for the rest of the year. we'll get numbers on personal income, likely to be down. numbers on big ticket orders, refrigerators, mike waves, tv sets, computers, likely to be down. the service and manufacturing sectors, both expected to be down. consumer sentiment down. and then on the friday of next week, it may be that the unemployment rate goes up to 8% again. all of this because of the taxes that we're imposed on january the 1st, higher gas price, the spending cuts that now look likely, and the threat of even more and higher taxes still to come from the president. it is gas prices are a real problem here. martha: interesting.
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you're talking about the payroll tax that went up across the board and gas prices going up. it makes you sort of think back to when the president said you can't raise taxes during a recession, a difficult economic period. it didn't make sense. this time they decided they had to do it because they were pushed past the mark last time and didn't want to say they would do it again. >> martha, that was then, this is now. what we've got now is an economy that is very weak, bordering on recession territory. if one thing goes wrong, one unexpected thing pops out of nowhere and hurts economy, we would indeed be pushed into a recession, right on the brink as we speak, martha. martha: the white house tells us things are getting better, slowly but surely things are getting better. >> well, if you can point to a 2% growth rate, 2.2 last year, maybe 2% this year, it is true there is a recovery. it is very, very weak and nothing like the recoveries in the past that technically, the president is correct things are ever so slowly
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maybe getting better. martha: the question of what people are actually feeling out there. stuart, thanks so much. stuart varney, fox business network. bill: we need to double that rate, don't we? news this morning on oscar pistorius the olympic runner and double-amputee known as "the blade runner". reporting to authorities for the murder case against him. greg palkot, at his uncle's home. he was expected to report to police, greg. if you can hear me, and get the connection back here, if you hear me, greg, what happened to the report that miss tore yours under the terms of the bail last week, did he report? >> reporter: lost my connection with you, but i am told you can see and hear me so we will continue. we are outside the home of oscar pistorius's uncle arnold. this is where he has been staying since he was released on bail last friday. his uncle, bill, was quoted this weekend as saying this is living hell for us.
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well if this is hell i would like to see heaven. i am going to step outside the picture and let pierre take a look at that through the security gates. you can see there is a very large brick mansion beyond that. there are trees and a gorgeous view of pretoria beyond that. we watched a couple hours ago as a suv rolled out of the house, black koth in the windows. we believe pistorius was inside the car. a spokesman confirming that he checked in with authorities that he had to agree with bail he set with the authorities. there are reports that he is trying to negotiate the terms of that bail. this as there are also reports that the that the probe into killing the of oscar's girlfriend reeva steenkamp is underway. i will add another element to the story, bill, a bizarre twist we heard over the weekend. it turns out oscar's brother carl face as thing here called culpable homicide,
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the equivalent of united states involuntary manslaughter. the incident happened in 2008. according to the police, carl ran recklessly into a woman motorcyclist and killed her. his lawyer told is innocent. what is really bizarre is, his first appearance in this case was last thursday. that is one of the days his brother oscar was in court facing those murder charges. and bill, we have one last bizarre twist for you, we're just learned about oscar's aunt. her name is mickey. well it turns out, guess what she does for a living? she is a top murder profiler. she worked with the south african police for several years. she is now freelance. she reportedly sat in on the hearing all last week. all of this a bit in the family. back to you, bill. bill: wow, great stuff, greg. greg palkot reporting on all the details and the ins and outs of this case. mark fuhrman knows a lot about these investigations. he is our guest coming up in
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about 30 minutes. if you were with us on friday for the bail hearing, not only does you have to report twice to the police a week, and they're trying to get that knocked back, no alcohol or firearms. all that is wrapped up on the what the judge ordered for him. martha: we'll talk to mark fuhrman on that coming up and we're just getting started here on this monday morning. pope benedict xvi making more changes to the vatican rules. why this is so significant and why he is stepping down. a little more information on that as well. bill: look at the drama in these images here. a dangerous crash over the weekend in daytona. a car flying, a wheel actually flying into the stand, injurying fans, some critically. we have a live update how they're doing. martha: we have a child involved there. we'll tell you the latest. president obama turning to the states for support to put the country back on track. >> i'm looking for good partners because while nobody in this room sees
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martha: all right. we want to give awe quick head's up here as secretary of state kerry in his first overseas trip is in england right now. in london he is holding a joint news conference with foreign minister william hague out of the u.k. interesting comments from hague. he said it is time to step up the pressure on syria in terms of supporting the opposition. we'll see what the u.s. response is to that from our strongest ally. also he is open to negotiations, john kerry says, with iran. we'll keep an eye on it. we'll let you know if there are any other headlines coming out of the london. bill: back to this country and march and back and forth from the white house and bob woodward, telling "politico", woodward did, that the white house has its facts on after a weekend of back and forth accusations.
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woodward says this is a classic case of distortion and confusion. we unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history. i do not think it is willful. they are just mixed up. surprisingly so. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." bob, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: let's go to the background first. woodward penned a piece late friday night. it was in the newspaper on saturday. he alleges based on the quotes and the reporting that he has done that the sequester idea resides with the president. explain this now. >> yeah. woodward says biased on his reporting for his recent book that the idea originated are jack lew who is going to be obama's next treasury secretary and the white house has acknowledged to some extent that the idea did come from the white house but they are objecting to the fact that the president has moved the goalpost because woodward says the initial deal was all spending cuts. that is what we'll see on friday. it will go into effect barring something unforeseen
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and did not include revenue. woodward says that's fine if the president wants to make case for tax revenue replacing spending cuts but he didn't at that time so he is basically trying to break the deal. bill: the white house says we're not trying to move the goalposts. this all something that is a part of the negotiation. there is an essential question, why does it matter whose idea it was in the first place, bob? >> well, you know, bill, if the sky does fall on friday or into next week, if there are major, major economic ramifications for this one side will probably get the blame. that is the pr battle this week. there is no talk about actually getting a deal this week. it is all a pr game. so that is why both sides are playing the blame game. that will happen, i think into next week and beyond. bill: so the white house, is trying to protect itself then? >> absolutely. bill: almost doing outright denial because it is not quite sure how the public will perceive this if we go
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into march and beyond that april, is that what you're saying? >> for republicans the polls show right now the public would blame republicans but bob woodward is the best weapon the gop has now. bob woodward is highly respected journalist. the white house going after woodward, that is a bit of a soft spot for the information. that is why they're so sensitive. bill: he says i don't think it is willful. i don't know. if they're running for cover, clearly there is intent there, right. >> absolutely. i think both sides, they're running for cover. they're spinning. and that will be the message war throughout this week and clearly republicans are going to be citing bob woodward throughout the week. bill: you think so? >> yeah. without a doubt. bill: on friday neither the house or the senate right now is in session when the sequester kicks in. >> yeah. bill: doesn't that tell us a awful lot about the desire to either, not reach a compromise or to allow the cuts to at least initially begin? >> i'm surprised that they're not going to be in.
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usually the house and senate is not in session on fridays, but, just from a pr standpoint i thought maybe the house and senate would just be here but it looks like they will be out of town. that will look bad for congress which has approval ratings in the single digits. the own him time on the schedule that president obama will meet with congressional leaders. that is for an unveiling of the statue for rosa parks in the capitol. for a deal on sequestration there are no talks. bill: woodward calls it a case of distortion and confusion. calls it a classic case. argues that washington is using this technique too often lately. is he just talking about the current administration? what else would he cite in that do you believe? >> one of the key points that wood ward has made is both sides are to blame here, there is no doubt about that. but, president obama is the president. he is in charge. so when you look back to deals or crisis that president reagan, president clinton, faced, the president is the one
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that has to lead the most. and that is where he is pushing back at the white house as they have fired at him. bill: they are just mixed up, surprisingly. so the words of woodward today, bob cusack thank you for your words right now. have a great week. >> thank you, bill. bill: here is martha. martha: here is a question for you on monday morning. is it a new cold war that could cripple countries? cyber war, we prepared for this or are we flat footed in possible war with china? bill: there are breaking developments in the vatican. changes to the upcoming conclave to pick the next pope we're hearing. we'll tell you what that is about moments away. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i seet: great grains.
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bill: so at this moment the
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coast guard is searching for four people off the coast of california. a distress call came in sunday afternoon near half moon bay south of san francisco. people are reporting that their 29 foot sailboat was sinking. two adults, two children, under the age of eight on board. the coast guard saying that the group made a final call about an hour later, saying they had to abandon ship. they were trying to make a life raft out of a cooler and life preserver at last check. martha: pope benedict xvi changing the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor today. this follows his last sunday blessing which happened yesterday from a window over looking st. peter's square. it was a momentous occasion. there were so many people out there holding supportive signs. he told tens of thousands of people there he felt god had called him to make this move to step down. >> translator: god called me to climb the mountain, to
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dedicate myself even more to prayer and meditation but this doesn't mean abandoning the church. on the contrary, if god asks me, this is because i can continue to serve it with the same dedication and the same love which i have tried to do so until now. but in a way more suitable to my age and to my strength. martha: just a historic turn of events. this whole, happening has been. now the pontiff will take part in a general public audience in st. peter's square on wednesday before formally abdicating on thursday evening we understand. lauren green is here with us, with more on this story. so, lauren, tell us about the changes that have been made to the dates of the conclave? >> reporter: martha, this is something that had been long speculated because they wanted to have a new pope in place by easter so they had to move up these dates. the pope had to sign a special document today allowing the cardinals to
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move up the start date of the conclave if they all arrive in rome before the usual 15-day transition period after the papal seat is vacated. he is vacating the seat on thursday at 8:00 p.m. the rules around a 15-day waiting period to start a process of picking a new pope was started in 1996 by pope john paul ii and can only be changed by another pope. that is what benedict did at that. one of his last official acts. the pope gave his final sunday blessing to huge crowds in st. peter's square. no date has been set for the con chraf to begin, in order to to have a new pope by march 24th. the new pope would have to be installed by sunday, march 17th. hence why they had to get permission to move up the date. martha: everything moving forward on that whole time period right now. a little bit of news also this morning, lauren. we're learning about a cardinal in britain involved
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in some controversy decided no not to attend. he will tell us about that? >> reporter: martha, this is unprecedented. this really doesn't happen. we're in a season of unprecedented events. there will be one less cardinal attending the conclave, cardinal keith o'brien of scotland, england's highest ranking catholic leader is resigning as archbishop in the wake of allegations of misconduct. british newspapers report that o'brien was accused by three current priests or one former priest acting inappropriately with them back in the 1980s. the cardinal said in a statement monday because he will not attend the conclave because he doesn't want media attention focused on him during this most important session in rome. i have to add this is unlike cardinal roger mahony of los angeles will help select a new pope in rome despite calls from critics that he withdraw in the wake of a sex scandal in the los angeles archdiocese. martha: you wonder what goes through his mind when he
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hears this news from scotland this morning. very interesting beat you have this morning, lauren. good to see you. bill: if that is the case then you have a pope by easter. martha: i would expect that it would be by holy week, you know? because, for the 17th, may even see it before then. bill: we watch and wait. martha: we sure do. for the white smoke. bill: right on. president obama reaching out to a different of politicians. smart strategy or more just political games? we'll tell you who that group is. martha: plus hollywood gave out some big awards last night at the oscars. why hollywood itself might be the biggest winner of all. ♪ .
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martha: president obama turning to the states now to get some support to help further his agenda, telling a gathering of the national governors association he is looking for partners out there. >> the task before us is to find smart, common sense solutions to each of those challenges we can move for on and i'm looking for good partners. while nobody in this room sees eye-to-eye on everything we know that when we work together democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west we can accomplish so much more than
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we can on our own whether it is helping our citizens to rebuild from a horrific hurricane or a turbulent economic storm, we're stronger when we work together as a team. martha: hmmm. joined by marjorie clifton, former consultant to the obama campaign and ceo of clifton consulting and rich lowery editor of "national review." fox news contributor. welcome to you both. with that as a backdrop, a story in this morning's "wall street journal", voters grow weary of washington. people have heard this time and time and time again. we have to get together. we have to work on something. we have to find some conclusion only to hear the can gets kicked down the road. the 85 billion in the sequester will look like 40. or maybe it won't look like 40 at all. marjorie, people are over it. they're calling it white noise. no interest. what does that mean? >> well, it is unfortunate. i think in a sense it is sort of a moral obligation of our legislators to do what they're in place to do. frankly it is dangerous in
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terms of a lot of the important issues we have on the table and that their job is to represent americans. if you look at it back in april congress was at a 15-year low in terms of favorability. right now january measuring at 9% approval ratings. people prefer colonoscopies and root canals over congress. they have higher favorability. used cars salesmen and substitute referees are more noble professions than congress. people don't have the faith and trust in our legislatures which is the core part of our democracy. martha: rich, if you ask yourself how do you get out of that situation? the thing that pops right to my mind is leadership. i mean you need somebody to say, hey, folks, this is not what we're made of. we're better than this. let's get to together. what, where do we go, rich? >> well, martha, the irony here, we had this kind of squabbling which is inevitable between a republican congress and president obama two years
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prior to the election last november. no one liked it. and everyone decided we'll do it again because they sent exactly the sail players to washington. and we just have big disagreement between the two parties on spending and taxes. if you flip it around and look another way, george will makes this point, this is kind of scary, what we may really have in this country is deep consensus we'll have a lot of spending and we're not going to pay for it. martha: perhaps that's what we have because when you look at numbers that you put up, rich, in your editorial, what we are talking about with this sequester and this is just one element of this conversation, three cents on the dollar. marjorie, are you telling me we can't cut three cents out of 100 in federal spending? really? really? >> this has moved into unfortunately, two camps sitting staunchly and not even listening collaborating or communicating anymore. the fundamentals of any good relationship, we need some kind of therapist to work with members of congress
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because nothing is working. i think that is a lot of the reason why obama is reaching out to the states. the state legislatures actually have about a 61% approval rating with the public. and this really is, think an act of desperation. martha: let me ask you this, marjorie, why doesn't the president say, look we can do this folks? instead of scary, this is doomsday, the world is over, why doesn't the president say, look, i call on every department in this government, now it is time to go line by line. you cut three cents on every dollar, do it by wednesday. and, let me know. then we don't need the sequester? why not do that, marjorie? >> i think in the end this is a congressionally, began see kest operation. this deal was set up by congress. i think obama is trying, a lot of different tactics unfortunately none successfully. martha: none of it is working. >> i think it is like parenting measure if this doesn't happen i will disown you completely which is where he is at now.
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martha: whether it came from the white house congress, most people think it came from the white house. i don't think it really matters at this point. rich, you address the question. >> bob woodward and reporting by others the original idea came from the white house. look, republicans most of them all voted for it. the idea of he sequester we'll greet spending cuts so stupidly designed no one will go along with them it will force a deal and you didn't get the deal. the republican position is, at least it is some form of spending cuts. obviously the rational thing to do would be work out another way to apportion these cuts. this would be 1.5% of the federal budget. if we can't do that, can't do anything, might as well declare national bankruptcy right now. martha: that is a cheerly note to leave things on, rich. thanks a lot. i was hoping for a slightly more productive, but, rich, what about that idea? can't you go to every agency, take three cents out of every dollar, do it now? why is that so hard? >> the see -- sequester specifies certain accounts
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that must be cut and there is little flexibility. one way out is give the administrative or executive branch flexibility to shift around how the cuts are done. the fact of the moment the white house wants inflexibility. it wants the scare stories because it is running a political campaign and that is, the president's campaign never ends. never governs. he always campaigns. martha: american people think it is all white noise and don't care anymore because they're so disgusted with the lack of action. rich, thank you very much. marjorie, thanks as always. see you guys soon. bill: so the oscars showcase a long list of actors who also backed the president's call for higher taxes but you have not heard how much how hollywood take as big helping of taxpayer-funded federal and state tax breaks. from the fox business network, liz macdonald joins me with more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. bill: emac, which oscar movies got big breaks? >> reporter: they got state
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breaks. "django" is seeking $8.5 million from the state of louisiana. "argo" seeking $6.2 million from the state of california. "silver linings playbook", 5.6 million from the state of pennsylvania. the movielink conn, the 3 1/2 million from the state of virginia. this comes from the government accountability institute based on state data. once you go to the movie theater you pay a lot in terms of ticket prices but taxpayers are paying a lot of money to the movie productions. bill: are they waiting for the tax breaks are they going to get them? >> reporter: they're filing for them. many productions are getting them. once they roll the credits at the end of a movie, they should also roll the tax credits these movies are getting. the issue the federal government has given hollywood $430 million in tax breaks. bill: a little script at end of each movie, thank you to the people of pennsylvania for $6.2 million in the filming production of this movie. if you're like a mayor in
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wilmington, north carolina, or savannah, georgia, where a lot of films are made, they want movies to come to their town so they get the publicity for tourism. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. in fact 40 or 45 states are offering tax breaks to movie productions to get them into their town. i think you're right for the publicity, for the image. but states say they create jobs. governor jerry brown says hollywood created nearly 200,000 jobs for the state. but you know what? for these other movies and productions out of state and in other states, states like missouri and other states are saying, michigan, saying it is not worth it. you know what happens? they lose money on productions. it doesn't create jobs. it creates temporary jobs often go to out of state workers that is a real debate happening at the state level. is it worth it to give tax breaks to hollywood to get movies produced there. bill: "argo" is looking for how much money? >> reporter: "argo" looking for $6.2 million from the state of the california. bill: "silver linings playbook". >> reporter: 6 million from
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the state of pennsylvania. bill: "argo"? >> reporter: 3.5 million from the state of virginia. bill: thank you, america. martha: a new twist in the case of the former olympic star oscar pistorius. prosecutors may not have the an open-and-shut case against "the blade runner" accused of shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. mark fuhrman will join us to go over the evidence. bill: the hits keep coming in for the plain states. another winter storm on the heels of a blizzard that left some towns under a foot of snow. we're tracking where the next monster is headed next.
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bill: want to get to the latest on this "blade runner" trial. a bizarre twist on the oscar pistorius saga. turns out the brother of "the blade runner" is facing homicide charges of his own for a woman's death some five years ago meanwhile proving the case against oscar may not be so cut and dry. he says the murder of his
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girlfriend on valentine's day is wan accident. my next guest no ink straer to high-profile murder cases right in the thick of all of it during the o.j. simpson trial, mark fuhrman, former l.a.p.d. whom side detective and fox news contributor. mark, very simple questions. i want to go through what we believe the evidence to be. based on what has been reported and what has been revealed before the judge during the hearing last week, what do you think the best cases right now, or maybe the best piece of evidence that the prosecution has against him? >> well, bill, i mean the best piece of evidence is obviously the suspected a mitts shooting the victim. he also participated in giving an account of what happened in that room. we don't know the particulars there. but i can imagine that he claims that he heard a burglar and, he was frightened for his life and he shot through a bathroom door. we don't know if he saw the
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burglar or any other details up to that point but it's clear. he admits the shooting. he admits the murder. bill: if that is the case then, is jail time inevitable or under south african law, i'm not sure if you know this just yet because i clearly do not yet, if they go for premeditated murder or go for murder in the first degree because and do not get that because he admitted act of shooting her that resulted in her death, does he get jail time at minimum for a lesser charge or not? >> well, i'm not sure how the lesser included offenses work when you're just, you're before just a judge but let's assume i mean in south africa it has been reported that you can't shoot somebody in your home unless they show, a, they demonstrate a fear to you, that your life is in danger. so shooting through a door is clearly not that fact. but, in this situation, i think that it's very clear that it is a homicide, whether it is premeditated
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or first degree or a second degree in the heat, in the rage of an argument. i think either one is going to be the outcome. bill: now it has been reported there was a window inside of this locked bathroom door. what is his best chance of beating that rap based on what we know, mark? >> well, i don't see how he is going to unless somehow the government or the judicial system in south africa is somehow not motivated to prosecute him. i mean it is fairly simple, on the, you know, prima facie shacase. he admits shooting the victim. what is some of the evidence. it has been reported she had street clothes on. she was obviously not asleep as he said they were. i don't believe anybody went to bed. i think there was an ongoing domestic violence situation at the residence and the argument continued up to the
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point of the shooting. so when this evidence comes out to actually concludes that a roaming burglar will pick a house with the lights on and people yelling and screaming is pretty ridiculous, just on its face, but, it clearly, you know, all the evidence is going to come out and the evidence is going to show that he shot somebody without knowing who it was or he knew who it was, his girlfriend. it's ridiculous to think it is going to come out any other way. bill: what do you think of the defense strategy to turn this against the police when you had the lead detective, was exposed for another case so he is replaced? i mean you went through that yourself in the mid-'90s. what do you think of that as a tactic or perhaps in this specific case can that work? >> well, bill, look at this. why does the defense do this? it is because they don't have a defense for what the suspect did in this case. he clearly shot the victim
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so now they have to attack the collectors of evidence. they have to attack what they say. they have to attack the rep pages -- reputation. the lead investigator in this in the beginning was involved in a tactical situation on another homicide case and because it was the wrong vehicle they supposedly brought charges forward. apples and oranges. what does that have to do with this case and how should it affect this case? i don't believe it does. if he is good or bad as an investigator, how does it affect this case? i don't think it does. you have somebody that admits shooting the victim. you have two people in the house that are supposed to be there. this is not a whodunit. we don't have suspects going in and out that we have to identify with dna, hair or fiber. this is clearly a boyfriend shot a girlfriend, end of story. bill: in the meantime he is out on bail, $113,000, which struck a lot of people as a low figure based on the amount of money he has. nonetheless, the case
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continues in june. mark fuhrman, thanks. good to have you on today. >> thanks, bill. bill: to viewers at home, hemmer@foxnews.com is the e-mail. on twitter @billhemmer, follow me there. follow, file one line because you asked, bya. this story is not going away. it is really drawing so much interest in a country that is deadlocked on this case, drew us in on friday certainly with the magistrate in court. martha: he is the only one that really know what happened that was in there. detectives have their work cut out for them in that case. more on that coming up. meantime the united states is facing a new cold war with china's military taking place not on land or on sea but in cyberspace. we'll take a look why this is such a significant and emerging threat against our country. bill: also the stunning numbers that are making the debt soar and how it is impacting you, hello 17 trillion. here we come. [ woman ] if you have the audacity to believe
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martha: this story and the new evidence that links china to sigh per attacks here in the united states. a new study suggests that 16% of cyber traffic originates from china, surprise, surprise, right? more than any other country in the world they present this threat. since 2006 more than eight out of every ten attacks from an elite chinese cyberattack group were directed at the united states and in terms of the costs one company lost technology worth a billion dollars to this kind of espionage. that took 20 years to develop that technology originally. so is america looking at a new cybercrime cold war? kt macfarland is a fox news national security analyst of course and she is former assistant secretary of defense in the reagan administration. kt, good morning and good to
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have you here. you know it is striking how the administration is approaching this. according to this report we have this morning because all of it links back to this one building, you know. you look at all of these addresses that they found, internet addresses. they didn't say that. they didn't say it all goes back to this one building that is a chinese military facility. why? >> well, i think for a couple reasons. we just caught the chinese red-handed, the problem we haven't really done anything about it. for years we've known this is going on. well, you can say it is a little harmless internet snooping, right? no, you should be terrified. they're doing three things. they're snooping on our military technology. fine, we're doing the same thing. what they're doing we're not doing we're stealing our defense industry technology. tens of hundreds of billions of dollars to develop a new stealth fighter. what do they do, click of a mouse, they steal all the intellectual property, build their own weapon system. we don't do that to their industries. we're not snooping on the chinese version of apple
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computer. finally and the third thing that terrifies me most they're hacking into our critical infrastructure. they're hacking into the power grid, water supply system, our financial institutions. if they chose they could potentially bring american society to a halt within a matter of hours. and we have no protection against it. martha: you think about it. it doesn't feel like the threat of a nuclear cold war which so many of us grew up under. >> right. martha: but in many ways it is. you heard about what happened to the east coast during hurricane sandy, you had no power, no ability to get around, no ability to get gasoline or ability to get into a bank account. you multiply that across large sections of the country that is terrifying prospect. >> that is terrifying prospect and they don't even need to do it. they could just threaten to do it. that's where i think we're wrong to ignore it. why are we ignoring it? maybe we're ignoring it because we have to borrow money from china. what i think the united states needs to do right now is a couple of things. we can defend ourselves
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against it. take cyber technology, put all the computer nerds defending the united states from cyberattack. what we need is leverage over the chinese. what are they terrified of? they're terrified to not have access to energy. well, if the united states develops our energy resources, our oil particularly, that is something we could hold over them. the other thing they're terrified of, internet technology sweeps their society, creating political instability. why don't we send some of our techie experts to figure out how to open up the internet to china? all those thousands of chinese students come to america study, they immediately get a facebook account, chat with their friends, live like normal messenger college age kids. they go back to china, no facebook. let them have that and see what that kind of a threat presents to china. martha: whole new world, whole new world in this regard. thanks so much, kt. >> thank you. bill: a lot more to come on this topic too. a whole new concern on obamacare. people in one critical state
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warning of a shortage of physicians. we'll tell you why and how it could affect a lot of us. martha: another blizzard is on the way just days after a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow, who will get hard this time? we'll tell you moments away. we'll be back in "america's newsroom.". e. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. [sigh] it feels good to help people save... with great discounts like safe driver, multicar, and multipolicy. so call me today. you'll be glad you did. cannonbox! [splash!]
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martha: it was fun. bill: we invest a lot of time seeing movies. have to get a payoff. martha: exactly. bill: that same storm system, it could trigger tornado in february? hail and punishing winds in the south. as we look at oklahoma, a blizzard is expected to bring whiteout conditions for those folks. martha: maria molina is with us with the very latest from the weather center. hi, maria. >> good morning everyone. i want to start out with a little bit of good news we'll see from the weather. that is it is going to make a dent into our drought conditions across portions of texas panhandle and oklahoma and texas. we'll get some snow. we do need the moisture. portions of southeast expected to see heavy rain and thunderstorms. a little bit of good news. now the bad news. we do have blizzard warnings in effect across kansas, oklahoma and we're already seeing that heavy snow coming down. one city in particular, amarillo, texas, could see up to 20 inches of snow.
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wind gusts record the at over 40 miles an hour. so whiteout conditions are a concern. blizzard conditions across the area and winter storm warnings from eastern colorado all the way up into sections of northwestern illinois. a very widespread area that will see significant snowfall of six inches. in chicago we're expecting at least six inches as we head into tuesday. the center of the storm across portions of oklahoma and texas. we'll move north and east and impact you in chicago as we head later today on tuesday. on the southern end of the storm system we have the possibility of severe weather. some thunderstorms out here across new orleans, jackson, mississippi, southern panhandle and georgia and alabama could look at isolated tornados, damaging wind gusts and isolated hail from some of the storms. be careful if you live out in the area. we're seeing a possibility of severe weather. heavy rain expected across portions of georgia where we have the drought conditions.
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flooding is a concern. otherwise temperatures in florida, i want to point this out, tampa could see a high of 81 degrees. orlando could see a high temperature of 87. just shy of 90. martha: when you look across the map that looks like the place to be. 81 and sunny in tampa, we'll take it. lucky folks down there. thank you, maria. bill: this year's snowfall is on path to shatter records. kansas city is close to breaking a record of 20.7 inches. that record was set back in 1960. for comparison sake, they received only eight inches of snow a year ago. city of the wichita, kansas, experiencing some of the highest snowfall on record. 14.2 inches in just over two days there. martha: new hampshire also seeing their fair share of snow over the weekend. the city of deerfield got as much a foot of it, making i thes up there. >> this is crazy. i don't like the winter. >> you're ready for it to end? >> yes.
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i'm over it. >> this town right here got as much snow as anybody today? >> really. we usually get bombarded. >> i hope we get more snow? >> for the plowing business? >> sure. >> what has it been like this winter? >> we could always use more snow. martha: snow helps his business. maybe she needs to move somewhere else. if you hate winter new hampshire is not the place to be. they're trying to clear the roadways and restoring power to hundreds of homes. that is the worst part when you lose the power. that is no fun. bill: or go to orlando where it is 81. martha: exactly. bill: jimmie johnson is the daytona 500 winner but the big story out of the nascar version of the super bowl might be what happened here late on saturday. >> and contact! smith turned around. tony stewart is going to win this race! a terrible crash coming to the finish. >> this is the --.
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bill: in a moment you will see, in a moment you see some of the replays here. an engine got lodged on top of that fence. but a tire, with its entire casing, about 140 to 150 pound, went flying, catapulting into the stands. at least 28 injured, two critically when a crash on the last lap of the nationwide series race got underway there. this was preceding the daytona 500 race on sunday. now julie banderas is watching all this from our newsroom with more. good morning to you. let's talk about a couple of things. first of all, what triggered this crash? >> reporter: imagine being one of those fans because that video doesn't really give you their vantage point if you're right behind that catch fence. fans getting way too close to all the action as the cars came to a crashing halt on saturday. if you missed it, here is video again. it is really unbelievable. it began what kyle larson's number 32 race car went airborne.
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you see it right there on the left. within seconds the speedway became ground for a 12-car pileup as fans watched in horror. one fan says when larson's car slammed into that catch right few rose in front of them, the wheel flew over their heads, a suspension flew over another and a tire landed on a guy a few rose back. parts of the wreck reached the upper deck. 28 fans were hurt by flying debris into the stands. 14 sent to area hospitals. two were taken away in critical condition. fans who walked away unharmed say they will never forget the scariest race day of their lives. >> the motor was sitting in the stand. and a wheel, i don't mean a tire, i mean a wheel with a brake drum on it flying over your head and debris everywhere and smoke and people crying. >> reporter: bill it is a miracle no one was killed. bill: certainly is. is there word from nascar
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how to prevent crashes like these in the future when you consider how many, well, precautions they have taken especially over the past five years to make the track safer? >> reporter: they say that it is safe. that the fans there were safe. they maintain even after the crash they were safe. crews are trained here to get there quickly and repair the fence. the 22-foot fence was repaired immediately. nascar though, bill, is planning a review of catch fence safety. this isn't the first time we've seen this sort of accident. 2011 in fact a driver was killed when his car hit the catch fence. this is the second accident in recent years which a race car went airborne spraying debris on the fans. even drivers are urging nascar to do something about it. after the crash, indy car driver dario franchitti turned to twitter to improve nascar and indy car to improve catch fence safety. while they are looking to improve technology in a news conference after the race, the daytona international
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speedway president said he didn't believe fans close to the crash fence were ever at risk. he said this even after the accident. while it was a terrible end to the nationwide series face the crash did not delay the start of the season-onning daytona 500 which you mentioned won by jimmie johnson with the pole sitter danica patrick finishing 8th. many fans who sit in the same seats every year say they will be back again next year to sit in the same seats. dedicated fans. bill: julie banderas, thank you. it was just a tire. could have been an entire car had not reinforced fence they were working on past five years and making sure it was strong and hold a car 200 miles an hour in the air. martha: thankfully the conditions of people are improving. good for can can patrick. i was rooting for her. bill: almost third. martha: came in almost third and came in almost 8th. top ten finish. she is a neat person and great showing by her.
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the high-stakes civil trial between the federal government and aisle giant bp gets underway this morning nearly three years after this deadly rig explosion in the gulf of mexico that triggered the worst off shore oil spill in the nation's history. casey stiegel is live outside the courthouse in new orleans for us today. what is going on? what can we expect? >> reporter: court started an hour ago at the federal courthouse here in new orleans behind me. this trial will last very long and there is a lot of money at stake. there is the potential this could last well into the fall. it is really broken down into two phases. phase one is what started today. that will primarily going to focus on the events leading up to the accident itself. what caused the natural gas to leake from that well back in april 2010. how did it reach the deck of the deepwater horizon and explode? and why did the drilling rig sink, killing 11 people? well the plaintiffs are
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arguing it was gross negligence on behalf of bp and its partners that there was willful misconduct. the second phase which starts in september will focus on bp's response to the incident and exactly how much oil was spilled because that will help determine the fines here. >> if you're grossly negligent the penalty is over $4,000 per barrel where if you're not grossly negligent then it is a little over a thousand. so those two factors combined is why you get these wide variations. >> reporter: the federal government is estimating some 4.9 million barrels of oil went into the gulf of mexico with this three-month ordeal. martha, bp contends that number is a lot lower. martha: how much money is at stake here, casey and who stands to get what? >> reporter: well if gross negligence as you heard him talking about is proven the fines can go upwards of $18 billion, billion.
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and that payout would be essentially to thousands of parties. the federal government. the gulf coast states, and also the people like fishermen and businesses that were crippled by this spill, and joined the lawsuit. on top of that, there could be billions more in punitive damages. frankly those in charge of cleaning up to this day, say it is simply not enough to get the gulf back to where it was before this whole mess. >> we know that bp's oil is still in the ecosystem. we find it after every storm event. isaac expose ad heck of a lot of bp's oil. we saw 20 miles of louisiana's coastline closed down because of the oil that was there we found it in a bay we hadn't seen it at such levels before. >> reporter: bp has already paid some some $4 billion in fines for the criminal side of things, martha. martha: wow! what a story that's going to be. casey, thank you very much. >> reporter: yeah. bill: so then, a doctor
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shortage, the new medical crisis in one large american state the governor says is going to get worse. plus new warnings about our own economy. why one economist says our day of reckoning is here, folks. martha: also he's a gold medal winner who is turning into a reality star. michael phelps joins us in our studio in "america's newsroom" coming up. bill: talk about timing? the new satellite that could warn us about dangerous meteors like this one so we don't see a repeat of what happened to those folks in russia. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card.
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bill: some dramatic video now out of florida where a small plane carrying four people crash-landed upside down. it happened in miami's biscayne bay. the faa is saying the plane was flying from hollywood, florida, to key west, when the pilot lost power in the rear engine. amazing everyone got out. only minor bumps and bruisers.
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locals say they are glad to have a happy ending as they watched it. >> i feel they are lucky to be alive but to fly and land in water is not good, it is not good at all. >> this is miracle from god. people that crash in a plane, don't get a lot of people saved from that. that is good crash. bill: they're good swimmers. rescue crews say the pilot may have dipped the right-wing into the water to slow the plane down. martha: yeah. all right, so whatever happens before friday when automatic budget cuts are expected to kick in? a former u.s. comptroller and important voice in economic circles says the day of reckoning is here anyway. take a look. more than $1.1 trillion added in the past year. about $3.1 billion in a day. $3.1 billion every day, folks. how sobering are these numbers? america's national debt is larger than the combined economic output of china and japan. our nearest economic
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competitors, thank you about that, for a moment. stephen moore, joins me now, senior economic writer for "the wall street journal" we talk about this a lot but there's, sort of a new realization i guess that this is sinking in a very big way with the american people. that the day of reckoning with this debt is upon us. >> well, i hope you're right about that, martha. i was thinking when i first came to washington which was about 25 years ago the national debt was 1 or $2 trillion. now we're at $16 trillion. i'm almost aghast how much our nation has fallered. you're right, we're over the last five years we've been borrowing over a trillion dollars a year. the question is whether a great nation can continue to do that? and when you asked the question, are the american people willing to accept the fact we have to do something about that? i hope so. i really do think this is an anchor on our economy. but then you see the president almost deserves a academy award for best supporting role in a horror movie.
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unfortunately it is fix. he is saying all the cuts will destroy the economy. i don't believe that. i think this is medicine we have to take to get this economy on a long-term track toward fiscal health. martha: you can look back at the last election i guess to get a handle on the question of whether or not the americans think this is serious issue because the threat was if we try to cut spending and we try to curtail some of these programs it will hurt. it will hurt you, and you, and you, and you, and maybe that is something people voted against. >> but, well, first of all, i mean you have to say, look the president got reelected. he ran up the big deficits and congress, 95% of the members of congress got reelected so they voted for deficits. voters may be saying whatever you're doing in washington, keep doing it. my concern, i will take a contrarian view here. i believe cutting government spending, especially getting rid of waste in government is a positive for the economy. it is in the negative. i think these scare stories of 750,000 people losing
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their jobs and so on is craziness. the idea planes will fall out of the sky and you will have to wait 90 minutes at the airports. my goodness, we should be cutting the fat out of the budget, not of vital services. i think there is game being played here by this administration trying to cut things that americans really care about rather than the waste. >> when you think about it we talked before three cents on every dollar is roughly the amount eaten up by the sequester. >> that's right. >> $85 billion that has been talked about would likely be more than half of that. $40 billion for 2013 in terms of how much would have to be absorbed in cuts from the budget. that is less than we put out there for the hurricane sandy relief fund. so on the one hand you've got people saying $50 billion, absolutely needs to go to the victims of hurricane sandy. everybody is completely behind that support. >> right. martha: you turn it around, what if we cut $40 billion from the sequester? oh, my god, it is the end of the world as we know it. >> that's a great point.
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i was looking at the overall budget numbers. i bet this will surprise a lot of viewers. overall federal spending will grow this year, even if we do the sequester. did you know that, martha? federal spending in 2013 will be higher than it was in 2012 even though we're talking about all these cuts? i guess my point, martha, if we can't cut 50 or $60 billion out of the budget this year when we have a trillion dollar deficit, how will we get rid of the other $900 billion? martha: people will say, conservatives like yourself, republicans step up, give us a list. here is how we cut the $85 billion and end the sequester tomorrow? are you willing to sign on? where is the list of itemized things from the republicans. >> i don't know about the republicans but i spent my whole life detailing waste in government. i can give you three departments we could get rid of right away. i don't think we need a department of commerce. i don't think we need a department of energy. i don't think we need a department of labor. even the pentagon, by the way, i'm for a strong military, no doubt about it,
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there are million americans who don't wear uniform or civilians work for the pentagon. the pentagon is a big bureaucracy. the point i would make, martha. private businesses did this during the recession. they sucked in their stomach, they tightened their belt. they got rid of waste in their budget and why can't government do that? martha: you've been saying it. rick perry tried to do the list you did. things didn't work out very well for him. you did it masterfully. you're not seeing that list from republicans, are you? >> well, i know, --. martha: elected republicans in washington? >> you know what, martha? paul ryan has a budget that passed congress the last two years and that has some pretty specific cuts. you and i might not agree with everything on the list --. martha: but i'm saying average person on the street what would they cut, they would not be able to do that. we have to go. >> everybody loves santa claus. that is why we have a problem and the debt, right? martha: thank you, steve. >> see you, martha. martha: we'll see you soon. bill: ho, ho, ho.
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21 past the hour. you did not probably sname in ts pakistani doctor that played a critical role in the oscar movie "zero dark thirty.". he is in jail being tortured. what some in hollywood are saying about his case? martha: it was a deadly fiery crash on the las vegas strip. police say they think they know who did this. >> like somebody took my heart, just smashed it out of my chest. >> i guarantee our lives will be forever changed by this tragedy. of all promotions. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering bster entrees. ke our delicus lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and bster tacos. it's back, but not for long.
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martha: well as pope benedict xvi prepares to retire this thursday, religious memorabilia sales are skyrocketing in vatican
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city. there is an outcome they might not have expect, right? one store owner says rosaries with the pope's picture is the best-selling item they have. when the new pope is announced it will take up to a month for souvenirs featuring him to hit the shelves. you can get your pope ben -- pope benedict the 16th things now. bill: there is investigation into the fiery crash on the las vegas strip. three people are dead after a shootout in the heart of vegas at 4:0 in the morning. police are looking at for this man, 26-year-old lamar harris. who has a history with run-ins with police and should be considered armed and dangerous. to this day they have not found him. we a reporter live on the scene from las vegas watching this from the beginning. dave, what is the latest? >> reporter: well, bill, that suspect was not apprehended this weekend but they did find that suspect vehicle, that black range
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rover sport. that was a major development in this case but again that manhunt continues because the apartment complex where that vehicle was found the suspect was not. so police certainly intensifying that search and we expect, hopefully, maybe today, to have more surveillance video of exactly what all happened because police say that this all started at the aria hotel, the valet area. so maybe some surveillance video from that area may lead more clues to this case but certainly the search is on for this gentleman and it is certainly was a scary time in las vegas especially until they found that vehicle. that has brought some peace but still the manhunt has a lot of folks on edge. bill: is there a expectation that they find this gunman that they want? because you've had incidents in the past in las vegas. high-profile shootouts where the gunman was never caught. >> yeah, absolutely. they do have hope because of a couple of distinctive traits from this suspect
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that they are looking for. his name is 26-year-old, amar harris. he is a black male, 5'11", 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. and police say that he does have a couple of distinctive traits and that is, a couple of tattoos that they are looking for. one of them, a small heart under his right eye. another an owl, a large owl tattoo on his neck. that is the focus of the investigation. the scary part is he could be anywhere because he could have fled before this became public knowledge, this whole incident and that is the focus now. we're also told he sometimes goes by amar faruq harris and other names and las vegas police tell us he has a violent past with an extensive criminal history. people should call 911 if they do think they see him and do not try to confront him, bill. bill: he had the means because he was driving that range rover. dave lawrence lost his shot rather, in las vegas. fox vegas kbbu on the
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report. martha. martha: this is very interesting, a big hollywood star in force last night is now throwing her support behind the effort to free the jailed pakistani doctor who gave invaluable information to the united states to help us track down and kill usama bin laden. we're going to tell you who is behind this and why she is speaking so forcefully now. bill: martha, there is a new warning about the growing shortage of doctors some say will only get worse. we'll tell you why and what it could mean for your health care across the country. martha: guess who is here today, bill? olympic champion, the most medaled athlete in the world, michael phelps. he trades in his speedo for a golf club. it is a humbling sport even for him. he joins us. very excited to have him here. that is coming up in "america's newsroom.". ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes?
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martha: it was hollywood's most glamorous night of course. some of the oscars the biggest names in fact also took the opportunity to draw attention to the plight of this man. the pakistani doctor who head the united states find osama bin laden. the raid depicted in the movie "zero dark thirty." dominique d-natali is on this story in los angeles. what were the film stars saying about the fact that he is still being held by pakistan and also reports that he, who helped us so significantly is being
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tortured? >> reporter: what is quite surprising is just how much they were aware of the plight of doctor shakil afridi. he continues to be tortured in a prison in pakistan for helping the united states. jessica kha chastain who played the cia agent who was determined to find osama bin laden was the first to speak to us about it. it was quite astonishing just how much she knew. >> i'm not a policy maker but i definitely believe that we should do whatever we can to release anyone held for trying to find him, and, yeah, it breaks my heart to think that he's still in prison. >> reporter: she actually said that with genuine emotion. we also heard from jason clark, her costar who played the waterboarding interrogator in some of the films strongest scenes. he very much knew what was going none pakistan.
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pakistan was fined $1 million for each 33 years that shakil afridi was jailed for helping the united states. >> i think it's wrong he is being held. i think we should do a little more than fine them $30 million, one year for his sentence. >> reporter: this is going to galvanize people, free afridi is going to go up this week. they are encouraged by what has happened yesterday on the red carpet. martha: that is a story that you'll problem below not see too much in the reaction and aftermath of last night's oscars. thank you so much, dominique d-natali for bringing that to us this morning. bill: a new warning about a potential medical crisis brewing in florida. the state's medical association saying that there is a growing shortage of doctors and this shortage will only get worse.
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dr. marc siegl part of our medical a team and professor of medicine at langone medical center. good morning. rick scott a staunch opponent to the president's healthcare law opened his state up to insuring many more people within florida based on federal dollars, an expansion of medicaid, correct? >> exactly. he's going to expand it to where one million more people in florida will be entitled to get medicaid. he's doing that because he's going to follow some other states, and he's been given word that he will be able to privatize medicaid, which is already two in arizona, pennsylvania and a few other states. what that means is that the medicaid dollars will be used for hmo-type insurance where you don't get straight medicaid, have you a company like united healthcare, like wel we hr-rbg
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well point. i worked with those insurancess and they are bare bones. you don't also get the care you want or are expecting with that type of hom. bill: stay on the doctor shortage now, this is what we're told. florida healthcare 15 million people have health insurance. obamacare the new law will add 2.5 million more people. now florida healthcare tkhr-s say there ardoctors say there are 44,000, short of $45,000 and 5600 of those expected to retire in the next knife years. if you had more people to cover you need more doctors to take care of them. >> reporter: you got it. half the doctors in the state don't take immediate ka dade, won't work with medicaid, won't work with the medicaid hmo's. the doctors you do have, the force you do have is already too small and it's insufficient to take care of medicaid because they ain't taking medicaid.
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governor rick scott is budgeting $80 million to get 700 more residents and they've got three new medical schools in the state over the past dozen years. that helps a little. but that is like a drop in the bucket compared to the problems. bill: you're going to get more doctors but the question is whether or not you have enough to cover these people. >> reporter: you don't have enough. bill: i want to be clear on this. for three years you've been talking about a doctor shortage in america. i is this what you were referring to? >> reporter: this is a collision, this is probably one of the worst states for this. there are more elderly people, more people with chronic illnesses, more poorer people down here. this is a huge problem in florida. what they are going to end up doing, which i've always talked about for three years, they'll build teams, with nurse practitioners, and physician' assistants. you can't take a nurse practitioner as well as they may be trained and stick them in a spot that a doctor is used to having. another thing when you go to work with medicaid you need networks. it's fine to say we're going to
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pay primary care doctors more money and hope they'll take medicaid. if you're a primary care doctor, you'll say wrist the or the peedist for me to refer to, where is the surge on, where is the neurologist? bill: you as a doctor would you okay with a physician's assistant who is hired in your office to see a patient like me if i walked in or somebody else? would you be satisfied with that level of care for those patients? >> reporter: bill you know the answer to that. i believe in teamwork but i don't believe in replacing myself with another medical personnel of any kind and saying here is somebody in my place. in hops i work with nurse practitioners and they are excellent but they've been doing this for years. if you're use to a on one-on-one with a physician that's what you should get. obama care didn't plan for that and we are heading in a direction where we don't have enough problems. florida, number one on the list. bill: hopefully we'll get governor rick scott on the air to talk about this. it was a bit of an earthquake on the story e. has strongly
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resisted going there and now he has. >> reporter: my prediction is he's going to say he's doing it because he's privatizing. martha: remember when michael jordan tried baseball? michael phelps has a new venture and he's doing it on tv in front of everybody. the olympic great joins us moments away right here in the studio. bill: looking forward to that. cool. folks in russia say it would have been nice to get a warning. a speeding meteor come tho coming to your town? maybe we can get that warning soon. we'll tell but that. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we've shared what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest more here than anywhere else.
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martha: if you thought that the most decorated olympian of all time would be taking it easy and riding off into the sunset you can think again about that folks. olympic swimmer michael phelps trying his hand at what may be the most trying and unforgiving
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games of all time on reality tv for all to see. michael phelps joins us now. nice to have you. thank you so much for coming by. >> not a problem. martha: obviously just a historic, amazing, amazing olympic career and congratulations on all of your achievements there. you finished that, you retire, you say to yourself, what sport would be a challenge for me. >> the funny thing was is i wanted to -- i wanted to quit swimming and be on the golf team when i was in high school. so i'm glad -- martha: did your mom talk you out of that? >> she helped me think i guess through everything and which decision was the right decision for me to make so i was able to learn that i should just stick with what i'm decent at and finish my career. martha: it might open a few doors for you in the future, right? >> we talked it out, figured everything out. i stayed swimming, and right after the olympics we really
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started filming the project, and it's a sport that i want to master, because it's something you can play forever. it's a sport that you can play when i'm 70 years old. and it's a fun sport, it's a challenging sport and i wanted a tough challenge. martha: we have video of you. >> some of it is really bad. some of it is terrible. martha: we all like that it's a equa equalizer, that you're having a tough time with this sport. is this more mental than swim stph-g. >> i don' swimming? >> no, the more you practice the better you get eight. that's how it was for me in sweuplg. there are hard, tough days, everybody has those in everything you do. its really
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just not giving up. if i start thinking back to how i was in swimming i never gave up. sure it wasn't easy for me to be able to get up early every day, day in and day out and swim three to five hours a day, but it was something that i wanted to do, and that's why i did it. and i want to improve my golf game and there is a certain point that i want to get to, and i know it's going to take a lot of practice, i know it's going to take a lot of me hitting balls on the range, or being able to spend more time with hank, and hank has done a great job so far. i mean it's night and day different from, you know, when we started filming the show until today. martha: have you discovered that you can't burn thousands and thousands and thousands of calories by playing a golf game. >> i found out a few months ago. we are not at the high point in my wake but we are getting close. i'm going to start getting back in the gym while i continue to play golf. martha: you don't look like your terribly out of shape from where
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i'm sitting over here. i remember so clearly you talking about how much you could eat and maybe golf doesn't burn all those calories. just in terms of you wanting to be competitive does it feel that need for you? there are people like i said -- i have friends that are scratch golfers, and i don't like getting strokes aside. i don't like hand capping. handicapping. i want to go head to head with you, i want to play you one-on-one. if i lose i lose. i like a challenge. tkpwofpl has given me that so far and hopefully through the rest of my golfing career i can continue to get that. martha: you certainly know what it's like to be in the spotlight. most of it has been very good for you. a lot of sports stories that we've been dealing with here in the newsroom over the past several weeks. when you hear the story about oscar pistorius who wasuch a huge olympic champion and you see the position he's in right now, what goes through your mind about what might lead to something like that? >> you know, you see stories
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every day from all over the world of things that are going on, and you know, sometimes they are very challenging to go through. what oscar did in the sport of track and field, it's amazing. it was absolute line credible to watch what he did and what he overcame. and for me my heart and prayers go out to her family, and it's just a tragic event. martha: when you look at that or you look at the lance armstrong story, in terms of the pressure that is on athletes to perform, is it out of whack? >> i mean, i think one thing that -- i think a lot of people see that i guess athletes are celebrities are different, but we are all human beings. everybody has challenging parts in their life and some of them are terrible, and some of them are tragic, and, you know, i
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think the one thing -- the only thing i can control is myself, and i've had problems in my life, and through my career, and i'll be the first one to admit i've made mistakes, but i'll never make the same mistake again and i've learned from everything that i've done. it makes me a better person. martha: do you think you'll come out of retirement and get in the pool and try again. >> somebody asked me this morning what do i have a better chance of doing, playing in a pga tour event or swimming in the next olympics? i'm going to lean towards pga tour event. i don't see myself coming back and swimming and putting myself through everything that i put myself through to getting here. martha: we look forward to seeing you out there and seeing the haney project. good luck to you. bill: are you going to be able to watch it tonight, are you going to be able to stomach it?
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>> the first show was tufplt it watough. it was brutal. bill: it's a humbling sport. >> i think i throw a club in the first show. bill: rile. good to see you. jon scott has all his clubs in his hand. jon: i know the feeling, i'll tell you what, love-hate relationship with that game. it's the final countdown, four days left until the sequester and the budget cuts kick n. ea kick in. each side blames the other, is the media driving the finger pointing? deair jodi airy as back on the witness stand. prosecutors want to question her on what they say is her selective mormon the killing of her boyfriend. a popular diet is effective in cutting heart disease. we'll update you on that
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"happening now." bill: thanks, man. see you at the top of the hour. we are in the midst of a major budget crisis. neither congress or the white house seem ready to strike a deal this week, so president obama is going to talk about that in a moment and we'll bring those comments to you live. thousands were injured when a meteor exploded over russia last week. could there now be a new way to warn us before the next big one hits?
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bill: a major step toward boosting earth's defensive game a. new satellite launched today might be able to predict the next meteor hit. a concern affecting more people after that scene about a week ago in russia. millions of dollars in damage landed dozens of people in the hospital.
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tariq malik is with us. if you can predict where the next phaoepl meteor is going to go, or redirect it that is really the pot of gold here. >> that's actually what this mission hopes to lay the groundwork for. finding these astroids before they find us is the best step to avoid what we saw in russia. bill: you mentioned a mission, there was a canadian satellite that was launched from the country of india today. what is it, what could it do? >> it's called miosat. and it's the size after suitcase and they launched into space on an indian rocket. it's going to basically look for large astroids, bigger than what we saw in russia but ones we don't want to worry about in the future. often they are ahead of and behind the earth. they are going to look for
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that. it is going to track space junk and satellites to make sure they are safe as rel. bill: it's taking pictures of space and letting us know what is en route our way. >> taking daily photos all the time and they will track the photos, see where the astroids are, if there is anything they haven't seen before that is large and we should worry about and identify the threats hopefully early enough so we would have time too do something. bill: even then what could we do? this satellite might be able to tell us one is coming but then what? >> that is a whole other mission. there is another project, an international one to whack an astroid in the next decade to see what that would do, what they are made out and if it works what we could do for a larger impact threat as well. bill: this is the first step. >> exactly. bill: to accomplishing the pot of gold that i mentioned a moment ago. but it cannot spot smaller astroids. why is that important? >> it's important because the smaller ones are the ones that we won't expect coming.
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if you're not looking for them you're not going to see them. as we saw in russia this month those smaller ones pack a pretty become wal wwall wallop. bill: what do you consider small by the way. >> the russian meteor was 55 feet, the size of a bus. that is relatively small. bill: not where i come from, i guess relatively speaking right. >> exactly. the one that killed the dinosaurs, several miles wide. that is kind of the scale. bill: tariq thank you very much. canadian satellite is launched. tariq malik space.com. back right after this.
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